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Atalanta vs Paris Saint Germain: Champions League live stream, game time thread, how to watch

Can Italian David upset the French Goliath? Come join our gamethread as we enjoy the spectacle.

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The first clash of the quarterfinals is upon us. Today Atalanta hypothetically host Paris Saint-Germain at Benfica’s Estádio da Luz in Lisbon. It is a clash between an underdog, Atalanta, in scintillating form and a favorite, PSG, with little competitive match experience in the past five months.

On the Italians’ side, “the Goddess” last played on August 1, a 0-2 loss to Inter Milan to wrap up their Serie A season, finishing third behind Inter and champion Juventus. They played throughout the past months while Paris sat on their laurels, having been declared Ligue 1 champion in March. PSG came back to scrape by St. Étienne in the French Cup (1-0) and the Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue (0-0, 6-5 on penalties), but other wise has resorted to steamrolling inferior clubs in friendly matches.

In terms of their squads, Atalanta will miss their starting regular goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, who was recently injured. Josip Ilicic, one of their main goal-scorers this season, is also still unavailable for personal reasons.

The missing names are a little more prominent for PSG: Angel Di Maria is suspended and midfielder Marco Verratti is injured. The biggest question mark, of course, is Kylian Mbappé, who suffered an ankle injury after a brutal tackle in the Coupe de la Ligue final two weeks ago. His status remains doubtful. All eyes will be on Neymar to deliver in his absence. Will he ever prove he was worth the €222 million PSG paid for him?

Some trivia: this game will be the first time in history that Atalanta and PSG have played one another. Atalanta’s only other match against a French club was versus Lyon in the 2017/18 Europa League (winning 2-1 on aggregate). They are the first Champions League débutants to reach the quarterfinals since Leicester City in 2016/17.

Match Info

Location: Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal

Time: 8:00 pm local time, 3:00 pm EST

TV/streaming:, Find Your Country

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